Oxford United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Mission Opportunities Around the Globe
We are ALL called to ministry in the name of our Lord. One great way to respond to that call is to join a Volunteers in Mission (VIM) team. If you don't see something here that speaks to you, contact Alice Laatsch (email@example.com) and she will help you search for ways to fulfill your call. Remember! OUMC has funds to help you respond to your call to "Go into all the world"! Let a pastor or Alice Laatsch know you are interested.
A trip report from a previous VIM trip to Nicaragua can be found at the following link: VIM Nicaraguan Mission Trip Report
EL SALVADOR, Feb 11-18, 2012, Indiana Conference
Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity to El Salvador. Team leader, Perry Shull, 260-482-5212. Let Alice Laatsch know you are interested.
RUSSIA, May 25-June 5, 2012
Harry Askin, 440-835-0867 and Rev. Janet Fillmore will serve as team leaders. The trip will be to Boarding School #5 in Kursk, Russia. The school cares for and teaches children with dual mental and physical disabilities. Deadline to register for the trip is January 15.
NICARAGUA - June 15-23 and/or November 3-11, 2012, in the Managua area
Both of these teams will do humanitarian work, including visiting in hospitals, schools, feeding programs for children, therapy program for handicapped children, and more. There is the possibility of some hands on construction or refurbishment of structures related to the mission. Contact Jack Reif at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alice Laatsch would also be glad to talk with you about this work as she has been there! Call 523-6482 or email@example.com.
PERU - June 16-27, 2012, Detroit Conference
Led by Steve Bolander, 419-575-9461, 24432 Parklane Drive, Flat Rock, MI 48134. For more details, go to http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102502740465-573/Peru_2012GH.pdf.
Prime Timers —
for older adults is a blend of Elderhostel and United Methodist Volunteers In Mission.
The acronym NOMADS stands for Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service. NOMADS is a mission outreach ministry o f the United Methodist Church through the Board of Global Ministries. The program offers persons with recreational vehicles the opportunity to share their time and skills in projects at churches, camps, mission agencies and local neighborhoods.
For information, contact Carolyn and Ernie Wengler at 523-3495 of visit http://www.nomadsumc.org/.